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Sandra Wong

Dean of the College and Dean of the Faculty

  • Academic staff support
  • Academic budgets, Budget Comm.
  • Accreditation and assessment
  • Chair and director appointments
  • Committee on Instruction (COI) chair
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Diversity & Equity Advisory Board
  • External review team visits
  • Faculty & dept/program issues
  • Faculty development funds
  • Faculty Meetings
  • Hiring for tenure-track positions
  • Approves faculty positions
  • Interviews tenure track candidates
  • Professorship appointments
  • Retirement plans for faculty
  • Reviews for 3rd year, tenure, and promotion to full professor
  • Sabbaticals and leaves
  • Salary reviews for faculty

Research and Teaching Interests

My primary areas of interests are the sociology of education, race and ethnicity, and self and society. I teach courses on racial inequality, schools and social change, the sociology of emotions and research methods. My scholarly work involves two areas. One project examines how racial identities and experiences shape attitudes, beliefs, and social relations, and how racial and ethnic diversity is experienced in educational and other institutional settings. A second project explores how individuals draw from social and cultural meanings to define, interpret, and manage emotions connected to unpredictable, disruptive, or life-changing events. This research focuses on the ways in which experiences of loss and recovery differ according to social and philosophical positions, economic and political resources, and ties to particular groups and communities.

Regular Classes

Recent Syllabi

SO113 -- Racial Inequality


    B.A., Sociology and English, Rice University
    M.A., Sociology, Yale University
    Ph.D., Sociology, Yale University